To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
Quote by Jane Austen
Jane Austen Quotes
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something...
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is...
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.
The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.
. . . provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided...
Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.
I am not one of those who neglect the reigning power to bow to the...
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel,...
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it...
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
An artist cannot do anything slovenly.
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself....
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at...
My sore throats are always worse than anyone's.
What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a...
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer...
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.